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Ordinal variable used as random effect

anne_sa

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Feb 24, 2016

Hello everyone,

I was trying to build a model with a random effect which is an ordinal variable.

However I got the following alert:

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Does it mean that it is impossible to choose an ordinal variable for a random effect or is my variable an exception?

Thanks in advance for your answers.

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No, it does not take an ordinal variable as an random effect; it only accepts a nominal variable as a random effect.  (The Random Effects tab in Mixed Model personality is used to specify a variance component model or random coefficients model, while Attributes> Random Effect available in Standard Least Squares personality supports variance component models only.)

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No, it does not take an ordinal variable as an random effect; it only accepts a nominal variable as a random effect.  (The Random Effects tab in Mixed Model personality is used to specify a variance component model or random coefficients model, while Attributes> Random Effect available in Standard Least Squares personality supports variance component models only.)

anne_sa

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Feb 24, 2016

Hello jiancao,

Sorry for the delay and thank you for your answer.

So I am gonna transform my variable before use it as a random effect.

Thanks again.